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Fishing in Miami

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami

Offshore Big Game Trip

100% (15)
36 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in Orange Beach

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Orange Beach Inshore Bliss

95% (20)
24 ft 1 - 6 People $
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Fishing in South Padre Island

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

South Padre Island Deep Sea

92% (13)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in South Padre Island

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

Laguna Madre Drift

100% (22)
24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Aransas Pass

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Aransas Pass

Flats And Backwaters On Artificials

95% (22)
23 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Gulf Shores

Inshore Fishing Charter in Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores Classic

89% (9)
27 ft 1 - 4 People $

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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Ocean Thrills with Captain Don in Islamorada

Join Captain Don for a fun day at sea! You'll be fishing aboard his 28' ProLine center console, equipped with twin Suzuki outboards, riggers, bait wells, and more! Enjoy catching a variety of offshore and reef fish including Sailfish, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Gag Grouper, and Snapper. These fish are extremely exciting catches, whether this is your first trip of your hundredth! In addition, they're absolutely delicious eating, and Captain Don is happy to clean them for you at the end of the trip. Captain Don will provide everything you need for your offshore fishing adventure, including your fishing license, plenty of bottled water, live bait and professional fishing rods and reels. A private electric head (toilet) is available. We suggest you bring camera, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, food and beverages. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Ocean Thrills With Captain Don

100% (12)
28 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Ingleside
Fishing in Ingleside
Fishing in Ingleside
trip description for Bay Fishing Trip - 23’ Haynie in Ingleside

Head out with Captain Brian to explore the Coastal Bend waters with a seasoned professional. Captain Brian guides in the Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Port Aransas, and Corpus Christi areas. He is especially adept at fishing the Corpus Christi Bay, Nueces Bay, Aransas Bay, and Redfish Bay. On your trip, your main focus will be Spotted Sea Trout, Redfish Drum, Flounder and Black Drum. No matter what kind of bay fish you want to chase, his 23' Haynie Bigfoot will get you there in style. Captain Brian offers full-day fishing trips for up to 5 adults. Kids are always welcome to fish with you and can occasionally be included as a 6th guest if they are small enough (~12 or younger). These full-day trips with Captain Brain start at 6 am and run until you either catch your limit or it gets to be about 12-1pm. Time is not as much of a constraint for Captain Brian, he just wants you to have a great time! Captain Brian will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and expertise you could possibly need for a fantastic day out on the water. That way all you'll need to bring is your sun protection, your favorite snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license. Captain Brian will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Ingleside

Bay Fishing Trip - 23’ Haynie

100% (2)
23 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for SPI Classic in South Padre Island

Climb aboard with Captain Aaron and experience the thrill of some seriously top-notch shallow water fishing! Aside from the ship channels, the water is no more than 6’ deep, making it a great fishery for families and novice anglers who would like to avoid choppy waters. Captain Aaron will guide you to some inshore honey holes and flats that will allow you to try your hand at either bait fishing or sightfishing! The species you can expect to target using this technique are Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder. For these trips, Captain Aaron uses his 20' Shallow Sport, which has a crasy shallow draft and sneak into the skinniest of water! Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License as well as food and drinks of your choice. Other than that, Captain Aaron will provide the rest. He will provide all lures, rods, reels, and tackle. Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out to a fishing adventure to remember with Captain Aaron! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

SPI Classic

75% (12)
24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Gulf Shores
Fishing in Gulf Shores
Fishing in Gulf Shores
trip description for Gulf Coast Bites by the Shore in Gulf Shores

Enjoy a morning or afternoon on the water with Captain Jamie and spend several hours targeting Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Whiting, Spanish Mackerel and plenty of other nearshore species that call Gulf Shores home. You'll be fishing aboard a 24' Bull's Bay bay boat with a capacity for 4 people. She'll have no problem getting you to where the fish are biting comfortably, quickly, and without the diesel fumes to boot! This sleek vessel comes with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your keepers. Captain Jamie will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Captain Jamie will do the rest! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Gulf Shores

Gulf Coast Bites By The Shore

100% (8)
24 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Aransas Pass
Fishing in Aransas Pass
Fishing in Aransas Pass
trip description for Aransas Pass Inshore - 23’ Haynie in Aransas Pass

Head out with Captain Joshua and experience an unforgettable day of fishing in Aransas Pass! No matter your skill level, Captain Joshua will lead the way. You can expect to target Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout on this 4 to 6-hour action-packed fishing adventure. Captain Joshua will get you to where the fish are biting in his 23' Haynie Bay Boat, either with the 250 Mercury engine or with the light trolling motor. Expect to stay in/around the bay and use light tackle and spinning rods to lure in as many picture-worthy fish as possible. Captain Joshua is happy to clean and filet the fish free of charge for a tasty home meal. Captain Joshua provides all the bait you’ll need for the trip as well as rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License, food and drinks (no glass), and some good company! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Aransas Pass

Aransas Pass Inshore - 23’ Haynie

83% (6)
23 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
trip description for Port Isabel 5-Hour - 25’ Majek in Port Isabel

Join Captain Walter for a great day exploring the local waters! On this action-packed adventure, you can expect to reel in some Black Drum and some Bull Redfish. These two species will put up a good fight, so be prepared. Make sure you give those hamstrings a little stretch before you hit the water. You might also run into Mangrove Snappers, Sheepshead, Snook, Fluke, and Spotted Seatrout. For these trips, Captain Walter uses a 25’ Majek Illusion boat - a spacious vessel that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. Captain Walter will provide rods and tackle as well as drinks. You can purchase live bait for an additional fee. Other than that, make sure you bring a valid Texas Fishing License and any food and drink of your choice. Let your mind escape from daily responsibilities and just have fun fishing with Captain Walter! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Port Isabel 5-Hour - 25’ Majek

100% (9)
25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a drift fishing charter

What are the best drift fishing charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 980 drift fishing trips, and the most popular trips are Offshore Big Game Trip guided by Bryan, Orange Beach Inshore Bliss guided by Rob, and South Padre Island Deep Sea guided by Emilio.

Our guides are rated a 4.88 out of 5 based on 2538 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly drift fishing guides / fishing lessons? Check out our beginner and family friendly drift fishing guides.

What types of drift fishing charters are common?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for drift fishing as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for drift fishing are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. flounder, and 4. kingfish.

How much do drift fishing charters cost?

drift fishing prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $2,222, but the average price for a half day trip drift fishing is $752. The average price for a full day trip drift fishing is $1,626.

What month is best for going on a drift fishing charter?

The most popular season to go on a drift fishing charter is spring, and most anglers book their trips 23 days in advance.

Do I need a fishing license and what are the bag limits?

See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Very enjoyable Capt Ron looked after us in every way and was on top of where to go to catch what we were looking for. A great time and we will look for him again.

    Chuck M. with Ron M. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mark at Captain experiences was great put us rite on the trout we must have caught 50 and hit our limit I would defiantly recocomend captain experiences to all my fishing buddy's thanks captain experiences 👍✝️🙏

    Kenny H. with Mark H. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had the absolute best time! Caught a ton of sturgeon! Can’t wait to come back!

    Randi C. with Wade G. of Portland, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    Captain David was a great guide. I had a good time and got to land some really nice fish. Thank you.

    Curtis H. with David L. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a terrific day with Pete!

    Kipp H. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    5 star Captain!! James is one of the best guides we have ever been out with. He put us on fish all day and worked hard to make sure we always had what we needed- he even shared his ball cap with me when he realized I had forgotten mine. I can not say enough good things about him, great fisherman and a great guy!!!

    Charlie B. with James K. of Slidell, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Had a most excellent time. We were scheduled for an offshore trip but wind and waves caused us to cancel this trip. However, we rescheduled for later in the day for a tarpon fishing excursion. This was a blast ! We saw sharks up close and landed several yellow jacks which gave us a good fight before being returned to the water. After trying and trying (never give up) we snagged a good sized tarpon. After a good fight which included multiple boat maneuvers it was brought to the side of the boat before being cut loose to fight another day. We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with the captain and first mate. Both were very attentive to us, making sure that our hooks were still baited and that we had all the help required for landing and documenting our catches before returning them to the water. A great time was had by all! The boat was immaculate and we had no issues if any sort.

    Lynn E. with Steve S. of Marathon, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Frank maintained contact up to the day of the Charter. Arrived on time and well prepared. He was knowledgeable of the area and was a great experience. We caught tuna, wahoo, barracuda, red hind grouper, yellow jack, and trumpet fish. Definitely recommend Frank.

    Stephen S. with Frank A. of Rincon, Rincón

  • ★★★★★
    Fun trip I hope to book with Brice again

    Glen K. with Chris W. of Eastpoint, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an outstanding fishing trip with Captain Jack, and caught our target species at the first location of the day. In my experience this is rare. The snook were big, hungry, and plentiful. My son and his friend were astounded by the 30 inch snook's ability to fight. We had a great time, and I highly recommend Jack.

    Paul T. with Jack S. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great full day trip with Captain Chris. Chris really helped my wife with his patience and encouragement fight big fish in deep water and use lighter tackle at the shallower wreck. She landed nice yellowtail, yellow jack, mackerel and amberjack. Chris worked hard all day keeping us in fish and rigged as the shark tax was high though the morning. At the end of the day we got great local restaurant recommendations and tips on cooking our catch. Loved the boat playlist! Highly recommend and hope to come back to fish with Chris again.

    John K. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Russel was a great Captain and our whole family had a fantastic time.

    James R. with Russell F. of Panama City, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Cory is very knowledgeable and enjoyed our time on the water with him. I brought my 14-year old son along and Cory went above and beyond to ensure he enjoyed his time. Highly recommend and we will fish with Cory again in the future.

    John S. with Cory W. of Brule, Wisconsin

  • ★★★★★
    What an amazing day of fishing and boating. Captain Pete and his mate Christy were great with my three boys. They really made the experience "The Best Day Ever!"

    Roy G. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Superb! We have been on many, many guided fishing trips, and this one is the best I can remember! Ozzy took us to the fish we wanted to catch, and we caught more than twenty yellowtail snapper, plus a beautiful mutton snapper and a bonus barracuda! Ozzy and his wife Yari were professional, knowledgeable and super friendly! Highly recommend!

    Jimmy H. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Brad did a great job! Was funny and knowledgeable. Had a wonderful time

    Melissa M. with Brad A. of Pompano Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I can’t explain how amazing this trip was! Everyone was so sweet and helpful. We got some awesome fish. Our family is so grateful for the amazing experience.

    Alisa J. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a wonderful time. Was crazy windy but we made the best of it. Caught about 19 fish between the 5 of us.

    Nikema B. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Billy was a great captain. He was very helpful and attentive. Me and my son had a great time! Definitely an experience to remember!

    Dorothy L. with Billy P. of Port Orange, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My husband and son had nothing but great things to say about their trip! “Best trip ever” per my son. They were able to catch a 40+ lb grouper! They loved every minute and said Spencer was super knowledgeable! Worth every penny for the experience!

    Michelle P. with Spencer C. of Key West, Florida

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